Greetings Dieselfunkateers! When I’m doing my work, I oftentimes will have a soundtrack handy in Apple Music or on Youtube. However, I only listen to music that serves as a soundtrack for what I’m working on. Matty’s Rocket is a period drama set in the early to mid part of the retro-20th Century. So it helps tremendously to be in the zone. Music helps me do that. My go to is mostly the great John Barry. However, sometimes older music meant for different purposes serves a film better than the original score. The most famous example being the use of classical music for Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.
ENTER: Jerry Goldsmith. His ‘ALIEN’ soundtrack is one of the more sinister and elegant musical movements in film history. But of course my prior example applies for that film. The final song used in the first Alien movie was a romantic composition Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”: I. Adagio. It somehow does a brilliant job of signaling Ripley’s escape from the Xenomorph. Yet and still, it also showed a reference for the loss of life of the other crew members as well as the utter loneliness, melancholy, and ADVENTURE, inherent in Great Drama.
I want that for Matty’s Rocket.